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Monthly Archives: February 2020

National parks threatened by introduction of commercial honeybees

Native insects have seen a dramatic loss in numbers during the recent Australian bushfires. In an article featured in the The Conversation, the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor, talks about the considerable losses sustained by honeybee industry in the recent fires. This has led to commercial beekeepers pushing for access to move commercial […]

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Research Tuesday: firing debate – EI researchers lead the way

Our members will converge on this event to share their research on the recent catastrophic, Australian bushfires. As the world looked on, Australia lost more than 11 million hectares, 30 lives, thousands of properties and wildlife destroyed. The smoke is clearing, the natural question is: what can, and should, we do differently to strategically manage […]

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University of Adelaide researchers raise awareness on the importance of satellite imagery for mapping bushfire impacts

The Conversation features lessons learnt by Boone Law as he mapped bushfire impacted areas on Kangaroo Island. By PhD candidate Wallace Boone Law with contributions from Megan M. Lewis. My recent experience suggests there is a considerable knowledge gap between ‘Big Satellite Data’ and ‘those who need it’. Megan and I share the concern that neither the general public […]

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Impact of our changing weather on wildfire behaviour and natural environments

Curious. Cutting-edge. Community. For our Series One, we’re exploring global problems and local solutions in ‘Adapting to extreme weather in our changing world’. Join us as we explore the impact of our changing weather on wildfire behaviour and our natural environments. Date: Friday 21st February 2020 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, followed by drinks […]

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Schools that reconnect children with Nature, increase wellbeing and academic performance

As urbanisation and digital access increases, children are growing up without the understanding and experience of what nature is. Engagement with nature has multiple reported physical, mental and social benefits, as well as improves conservation behaviour. Engagement with nature may therefore be an effective way to target the current decline in child wellbeing and academic […]

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Students introductory PhD seminars on marine environments

Curious. Cutting-edge. Community. For our Series One, we’re exploring global problems and local solutions. Join us as we explore the impact of our behaviour on marine environments. Two of our PhD students will present their cutting-edge research, backed by some of our world-leading experts in marine biology. Date: Friday 14th February 2020 Time: 3:00 pm […]

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Professor Volker Hessel finalists for inaugural Australian Space Awards

We are delighted to be a part of the space industry’s night of nights. The Environment Institute’s Professor Volker Hessel is a finalists for the inaugural Australian Space Awards in the Scientist of the Year category. The awards recognise outstanding achievements of those participating in the Australian space industry. For the first time in Australia, Space Connect has […]

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Tiahni Adamson awarded first Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarship, for voyage on RV Investigator

A proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman, Tiahni has awaited the opportunity to join the RV Investigator for years. PhD student Tiahni Adamson is one of two students awarded the first Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarships for the inaugural voyage on RV Investigator. Tiahni is studying a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation and […]

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ARC Discovery Project grant awarded to Professor Steven Cooper

Can parasites cause host population divergence? Led by Flinders College of Science and Engineering Associate Professor Michael Gardner with Professor Steven Cooper from University of Adelaide the project has been awarded $401,030 in funding over the next four years. (DP200102880) Parasites have been proposed to be drivers of population divergence, and ultimately speciation, yet the dynamics of this […]

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ABC Adelaide interviews Assoc. Prof. Diego García-Bellido

A love and dedication to South Australian fossils will be shared at Science in the Pub. This week, Diego was interviewed by David Bevan about the upcoming, sold out Science in the Pub event he will be speaking at. He says the lack of forest in South Australia allows the exposure of rocks, making our state the perfect place […]

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